Mourinho - Draw was fair

24 February 2009 10:59
Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho believes his side's UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United is finely poised after the first leg.[LNB] The Italian and English champions played out a goalless draw at the San Siro, but Mourinho does not think that United will gain a major advantage from playing at home in the second-leg.[LNB]"I think that the result is difficult for us, because we can't lose at Old Trafford, but also for them, because with a score draw we will qualify," the former Chelsea boss said.[LNB]"It's a result that will put pressure on both sides."[LNB]AcceptThe home side made a sluggish start and Sir Alex Ferguson's team dominated the first-half. However, Inter regrouped during half-time and began to create chances after the break.[LNB]Mourinho thinks that the result fairly reflected the efforts of either side.[LNB]"In the first-half Manchester United did better than us, in the second one we did better than them. Because of this, the result must be accepted."[LNB]The Portuguese manager praised the efforts of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite the Swede not being very lively in front of goal. He also hailed 18-year-old defender Davide Santon, who made his first appearance in Europe's top club competition.[LNB]"It seems to me that Ibra had a good match. Manchester aren't Bologna," Mourinho added.[LNB]"In a match like this I think it's right to also talk about Santon, who made his debut in the Champions League and I think he put in a positive performance."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports